Mr. Svein Stølen
The main scientific interest of Svein Stølen is inorganic materials, and especially relationships between structure and properties. After years focusing mainly on thermodynamics, he changed direction after a research stay at the University of Bristol in 1999. Since then, he has to a large extend, combined experiment and modelling in his studies, most often in collaboration with colleagues at home and abroad. He has used large international research facilities such as ESRF and ISIS and several national infrastructures – especially the supercomputing facilities.
Svein Stølen is eager to support new directions in research and education, and claims responsibility for the establishment of the interdisciplinary study program Materials, energy and nanotechnology. He has great pleasure in speaking to the public about science in general and chemistry in particular. The website www.periodesystemet.no is an important part of his CV.